In this series of clips Gangaji speaks about spiritual practice, it's value and it's pitfalls. What are we actually practicing most of the time? And what needs no practice at all? The collection concludes with short meditation.
Clips included:What Cannot Be Practiced, recorded October 2022; What Are You Practicing? recorded April 1999; Practicing the Religion of Me, recorded March 1999, and a meditation from January 2000.
Are you postponing about the deepest desire of your life? Where is your attention? What are you postponing about the deepest desire of your life? What do you want? Where are looking for it? If you stop looking for it any place, in any body, in any situation, in any state, in any feeling, what do you find?
Gangaji speaks about Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King's place in American history, and the possibility of speaking out and remaining still. It's not that you remain silent. It can be important to speak out, but to speak from a depth of being that can't be spoken.
Some of Gangaji's best monologues and interactions on the subject of prayer: what it is and is not, who prays, and to whom, and finally, Gangaji's own prayer for peace.
Clips included: On Prayer, recorded September 22, 2010; True Prayer is the Answer, recorded October 11, 1997; The Fire of the Living Prayer, recorded July 22, 2001; ; A Prayer for Peace, recorded April 16, 1999
In these two selections from the archive Gangaji demonstrates how the trance of fear can be broken by directly experiencing it. What joy can follow is especially shown in the second clip, but you have to keep watching till the end :)
Clips included: The Opportunity f Fear, recorded August 22, 1993; What does Fear Mean When You Don't Call It Fear?, recorded October 19, 1997
There is a great secret that beings throughout time have announced, the secret of the extraordinary treasure, the treasure of the nectar of eternal life. Human beings, in all cultures, have attempted to create maps and signposts to find that treasure. And yet the treasure remains just out of reach. You can smell it, you can sense it, but you just can’t quite find it... Eventually the great day comes when you set all maps aside.
"You are always looking ahead or you are always looking behind to see where you have come. But what goes overlooked is where you are."
In this clip we return to the summer of 1993 in Boulder, Colorado. Gangaji speaks about the opportunity to break the trance of fear by directly experiencing fear itself. “This is a kind of contraction against life. Direct experience is the medicine, the remedy. When you really experience fear, fear is not fear.”
In this selection of clips Gangaji addresses a subject that is close to her heart. How do you live every day in truth in the face of so much suffering and injustice in the world? How do you act, what do you do? What is the relationship to the world for someone seeking the authenticity of living freely and at peace?
Clips included: Taking Responsibility, recorded September 27, 2014; Don't Go to the Dark Side, recorded October 17, 2018; How Can Your Life Be a Beacon of Peace? recorded March 13, 2022; Speaking Out and Remaining Still, recorded January 15, 2023